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Rosalynne (Rose) Montoya

Rosalynne (Rose) Montoya

Speaker/ Board Member

Rosalynne Montoya, usually referred to as Rose, is a Hispanic, bisexual, nonbinary transgender woman. Rose’s pronouns are she/her/hers and they/them/their/theirs. She works as a model, content creator, actor, public speaker, makeup artist, and advocate for trans inclusion, body acceptance, and mental health awareness. They attended Seattle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies with honors at 19 years old. She has been in campaigns and featured by TomboyX, Savage X Fenty, Yandy, FX Networks, New York City Pride, Planned Parenthood, and many more. Rose’s speaking experience includes the largest gathering of transgender people: the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, as well as Estee Lauder Companies, Seattle Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), The University of Pittsburgh, Yale University, Stanford University, and many more. Rose was one of 18 advocates featured in OUT Magazine’s Out100 2021, the magazine’s greatest and most well-known tradition: a prestigious compilation of the year’s most impactful and influential LGBTQ+ people. Their goal is to spread love and education about their community as they share their story.

Available for keynotes, master classes, modeling, content creating, and consulting, Rose has worked with people from all ages, races, walks of of life, and those within and outside of the LGBTQPIA+ community.

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